Government and politics

August 02, 2017 - 7:08 pm
MUKWONAGO, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on electronic giant Foxconn locating a plant in southeastern Wisconsin (all times local): 6 p.m. Electronics giant Foxconn could build additional facilities in Wisconsin beyond the $10 billion investment it's already announced. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel...
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August 02, 2017 - 7:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New White House chief of staff John Kelly has called Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reassure him that his position is safe. The Saturday phone call was meant to smooth relations between President Donald Trump and the attorney general. Kelly, who was named to his post Friday,...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2013 file photo, the Justice Department headquarters building in Washington. The Trump administration is signaling that it will begin investigating universities over whether their admissions policies illegally discriminate against applicants, according to a published report. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
August 02, 2017 - 6:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Wednesday it had no broad plans to investigate whether college and university admission programs discriminate against students based on race, seeking to defray worries that a job posting signaled an effort to reverse course on affirmative action. News...
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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
August 02, 2017 - 6:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Wednesday that compliments President Donald Trump described receiving from the Mexican president and the Boy Scouts of America happened — just not on the phone, as Trump had claimed. "I wouldn't say it was a lie. That's a pretty bold accusation," White House...
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August 02, 2017 - 5:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions has sworn in Christopher Wray as the new FBI director. Wray calls the appointment the "honor of a lifetime" and says he is humbled and excited to serve. Wray was picked by President Donald Trump to succeed James Comey, who was fired in May amid an...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2016 file photo, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. A bipartisan Senate effort to continue federal payments to insurers and avert a costly rattling of insurance markets faces a dicey future, underscoring that last week’s wreck of the Republican drive to repeal the Obama health care law hasn’t eased the issue’s fraught politics. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
August 02, 2017 - 5:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan Senate effort to continue federal payments to insurers and avert a costly rattling of health insurance markets faces a dicey future. The uncertainty shows that last week's wreck of the Republican drive to repeal the Affordable Care Act hasn't blunted the issue's sharp...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 8, 2017, file photo, Maine Gov. Paul LePage speaks at a town hall meeting, in Yarmouth, Maine. LePage has some choice words for the state's senators after their health care vote, calling fellow Republican Susan Collins and independent Angus King "dangerous." LePage targeted them in an op-ed published Wednesday, Aug. 2, in the Wall Street Journal after they voted against a GOP proposal to repeal parts of "Obamacare." (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
August 02, 2017 - 4:42 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage is blasting Maine's U.S. senators as "dangerous" over their votes that helped sink a GOP proposal to repeal President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. The governor targeted Republican Susan Collins and independent Angus King in an op-ed...
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August 02, 2017 - 3:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan Senate effort to continue federal payments to insurers and avert a costly rattling of insurance markets faces a dicey future. The problems show that last week's wreck of the Republican drive to repeal the Obama health care law hasn't eased the issue's fraught politics...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2013 file photo, the Justice Department headquarters building in Washington. The Trump administration is signaling that it will begin investigating universities over whether their admissions policies illegally discriminate against applicants, according to a published report. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
August 02, 2017 - 3:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Civil rights groups on Wednesday accused the Trump administration of "changing course on a key civil rights issue" after reports that it was launching a new project to investigate whether universities discriminate against students based on race in the admission process. The New...
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President Donald Trump, flanked by Sen. Tom Cotton, R- Ark., left, and Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, during the unveiling of legislation that would place new limits on legal immigration. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 02, 2017 - 3:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday embraced legislation from two Republican senators that would place new limits on legal immigration and seek to create a system based more on merit and skills than family ties. Trump joined with Sens. David Perdue of Georgia and Tom Cotton of...
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